A La Turca: First Turkish Restaurant In San Francisco
A la Turca, located on Geary Street, was the first Turkish restaurant to open in San Francisco. Opening in 2002, this restaurant has been open for just over 10 years. This is a fantastic place to eat if you're craving doners, pides (puffy dough filled with cheese, meat or vegetables), or sucuk (a wrap filled with beef sausage). An all-time favorite here is the beyti kebap, which is a ground lamb dish with a tomato-pepper sauce and thick yogurt drizzled on top. If you're willing to have a business lunch on a Sunday, you can try the manti, which is only offered on Sundays.
Bill's Place: Great For Gourmet Burgers
San Francisco is home to some of the most delicious burgers in the USA. Luckily, these gourmet burgers are also very affordable. Bill's Place is a great place for a leisurely lunch: a Giants game will be playing on the televisions, or if the weather is nice, you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the Japanese garden. Bill's Place has been open more than 40 years, and they have been preparing all their beef in-house for as long as they've been open. A must-have here: the Giants burger, which is a hamburger with cheddar cheese, bacon and avocado.
Balompie Cafe: Authentic Salvadoran Cuisine
If you've never tried Salvadoran food, take your client to the Balompie Cafe. The location in Outer Mission is the third Balompie Cafe in San Francisco. They sell the same classic pupusas as the other locations, such as the ground pork and cheese varieties. In addition to this though, this Balompie Cafe also offers specialty pupusas with shrimp and with prosciutto. You can also enjoy a craft beer at this Balompie Cafe on Mission Street.
Lahore Karahi: Indian and Pakistani Food
Located in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco, Lahore Karahi offers some of the most delicious, the most authentic and the most affordable Indian and Pakistani food in the area. Serving curries, biryanis, tandoori fish and even a goat curry, this restaurant is a must if you're in San Francisco. Each appetizer on the menu is under $5 and the main dishes are under $10.
San Francisco is a hub of delicious culinary treats, and it's possible for you to sample a range of different foods and cuisines without breaking the bank. If your virtual office is located in San Francisco and you're unsure of where to take your client for that business lunch, any of these four restaurants would be great options. All of these restaurants are delicious, sophisticated, and best of all, affordable.